Both teams return to action on Sunday with Baylor playing at 3 p.m. CT and Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Each contest will be on ESPNU.
Baylor 8, Arkansas 1
Baylor is one win away from its fourth trip to Omaha after the Bears knocked off Arkansas, 8-1, in front of 5,007 fans in game one of the 2012 NCAA Waco Super Regional on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.
Baylor (49-15) will look to punch its ticket to Omaha and tie the school record for wins in a season when the teams meet against at 3 p.m. Sunday in game that will be televised nationally on ESPNUHD. If Arkansas wins Sunday's game, it would force a winner-take-all Super Regional title game at 3 p.m. Monday on ESPN2HD.
Trent Blank (11-1) became the first Baylor pitcher since 2000 with 11 wins in a season by allowing only one run on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in a career high-tying 8.0 innings. He threw 72 of his 109 pitches for strikes and got 14 groundouts against an Arkansas (42-20) lineup that plated its only run after the Bears carried a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning.
Logan Vick hit a pair of home runs to drive in three runs, Josh Ludy added his 16th home run of the season, Cal Towey went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, and Max Muncy finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Vick joined Steve Macko (1977) as the only Baylor players with two home runs in a NCAA Tournament game.
South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 0
South Carolina increased its record NCAA tournament winning streak to 20 games with a 5-0 win over Oklahoma Saturday.
The No. 12 Sooners (42-24) were the last team to beat the No. 2 Gamecocks (44-17) in the championship postseason, doing so in the 2010 College World Series, but were unable to overcome an early deficit to the two-time defending national champions in game one of the Columbia Super Regional.
The Gamecocks scored three runs in the second inning and kept the Sooners scoreless for Michael's Roth (7-1) third shutout appearance of the season in 17 starts.